October 5th: International Walk to School Day!

This is a global event that involves communities from more than 40 countries walking or biking to school on the same day. It began in 1997 as a one-day event. Over time, this event has become part of a movement for year-round safe routes to school and a celebration – with record breaking participation – each October. Today, thousands of schools across America, from all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, participate every October.

Please join St. Thomas Aquinas School in celebration of International Walk to School Day by walking or biking to school. You can take advantage of our friendly walking school bus drivers to get you there safe and sound.

STA’s Walking School Bus Routes:

Green Route

Begins at 43rd/Illinois at 7:25am
Travels north on Illinois to the school

Purple Route
Begins at 44th/Penn at 7:25am
Travels north on Penn, west on Meridian Place, north on Meridian, then west on 46th to school

Orange Route
Begins at 54th/Illinois at 7:25am & 52nd/Illinois at 7:30am
Travels south Illinois to the school

If you are interested in participating, simply find the route that is most convenient to you and meet your friends either at the start of the route or anywhere along the way. No need to make reservations – just come when you can! Please remember, too, that kiss-and-walk participants are welcome too – meaning that if you live too far away to walk from home, consider dropping your student off along one of the routes to join in on the fun. Our teachers tell us that when kids walk to school, they arrive alert and ready to learn, which makes a great day for everyone!
We hope to see you on the sidewalk on Wednesday!!